Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Marcos Maidana

Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Marcos Maidana, billed as "The Moment", was a boxing welterweight championship fight. The bout was held on May 3, 2014, in the MGM Grand Garden Arena, at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, on Showtime PPV.

The Moment
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DateMay 3, 2014
VenueMGM Grand Garden Arena
Title(s) on the lineWBA (Unified), WBC and The Ring welterweight titles
Tale of the tape
Boxer United States Floyd Mayweather Jr. Argentina Marcos Maidana
Nickname Money El Chino
Hometown Las Vegas, Nevada,
U.S.
Margarita, Santa Fe,
Argentina
Pre-fight record 45–0–0 (26 KO) 35–3–0 (31 KO)
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Style Orthodox Orthodox
Recognition WBA (Super), WBC and The Ring super welterweight champion
WBC and The Ring welterweight champion
The Ring No. 1 ranked pound-for-pound fighter
5-division world champion
WBA welterweight champion
Result
Mayweather Jr. wins by majority decision

The fight was won by Mayweather Jr. in a highly contested 12-round fight via majority decision. Judge Michael Pernick scored the fight 114–114, a draw. Judge Dave Moretti had it 116–112, and Burt A. Clements scored it 117–111.

The two fought again later that year in Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Marcos Maidana II, where Mayweather won again.

Fight cardEdit

Weight Class vs. Method Round Time Notes
Welterweight   Floyd Mayweather Jr. (c) def.   Marcos Maidana MD 12/12 Note 1
Welterweight   Amir Khan def.   Luis Collazo UD 12/12
Light welterweight   Adrien Broner def.   Carlos Molina UD 10/10
Super middleweight   J'Leon Love def.   Marco Antonio Periban UD 10/10
Middleweight   Anthony Ogogo def.   Jonel Tapia TKO 3/8
Light welterweight   Ronald Gavril def.   Tyrell Hendrix TKO 3/8
Welterweight   Ashley Theophane def.   Angino Perez TKO 4/8
Cruiserweight   Andrew Omotunde Tabiti def.   John Shipman TKO 5/6
Super middleweight   Lanell Bellows def.   Thomas Gifford TKO 2/6
Welterweight   Ladarius Miller def.   Richard Colas TKO 3/4

^Note 1 For WBC Welterweight, WBA Welterweight title & The Ring Welterweight titles.

ReceptionEdit

The fight was sold-out, grossing US$15 million at the live gate, the fourth highest of any boxing event in Las Vegas.[1] The event sold an estimated 900,000 buys on pay-per-view,[2] the year's highest-selling PPV up until May 2014, grossing an estimated $63 million in pay-per-view revenue, bringing the event's total revenue up to an estimated $78 million.[1]

Fight pursesEdit

Guaranteed fight purses: Over $37 million total (including most expensive undercard in pay-per-view history, as of May 2014)[1]

Headline
  • Floyd Mayweather ($32,000,000) vs. Marcos Maidana ($1,500,000)[3]
Undercard
  • Amir Khan ($1,500,000) vs. Luis Collazo ($300,000)[3]
  • Adrien Broner ($500,000) vs. Carlos Molina ($100,000)[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Mayweather-Maidana: Highest Selling PPV Of 2014, But…". BoxingScene. 19 May 2014.
  2. ^ "Mayweather-Maidana fight generates less than 1 million pay per view buys". Sports Illustrated. May 29, 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Floyd Mayweather's base purse $32 million for fighting Marcos Maidana". MLive. 30 April 2014.
  4. ^ "Purse Payouts Mayweather-Maidana Undercard". TSM Plug. Retrieved 3 May 2014.

External linksEdit

Preceded by
W12 Adrien Broner
Marcos Maidana's bouts
May 3, 2014
Succeeded by
Rematch
Preceded by
W12 Saúl Álvarez
Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s bouts
May 3, 2014